Intel Nears Its Largest-Ever Takeover Deal

TODAY: March 28, 2015 PUB DATE: March 28, 2015

(FROM THE WALL STREET JOURNAL 3/28/15) By Dana Mattioli and Dana Cimilluca in New York and Don Clark in San Francisco Intel Corp. is in advanced talks to buy chip partner Altera Corp., according to people familiar with the model, ...

Nigeria Extends Presidential Voting in Some Areas -- 2nd Update

TODAY: March 28, 2015 PUB DATE: March 28, 2015

By Heidi Vogt in Abuja and Patrick McGroarty in Yola, Nigeria ABUJA, Nigeria--Election officials allowed polling stations to extend voting into Sunday after some polling stations encountered problems Saturday with electronic biometric readers used to verify voter identity. It was ...

Intel in Talks to Buy Altera -- 4th Update

TODAY: March 28, 2015 PUB DATE: March 28, 2015

By Dana Mattioli and Dana Cimilluca in New York and Don Clark in San Francisco Intel Corp. is in advanced talks to buy chip partner Altera Corp., according to people familiar with the matter, a move that would represent the ...

Intel in Talks to Buy Altera -- 4th Update

TODAY: March 28, 2015 PUB DATE: March 28, 2015

By Dana Mattioli and Dana Cimilluca in New York and Don Clark in San Francisco Intel Corp. is in advanced talks to buy chip partner Altera Corp., according to people familiar with the model, a move that would represent the ...

Nigeria Votes in Presidential Election

TODAY: March 28, 2015 PUB DATE: March 28, 2015

By Heidi Vogt in Abuja and Patrick McGroarty in Yola, Nigeria ABUJA, Nigeria--Nigerians headed to the polls Saturday morning to choose a leader of a country where past election disputes have set off waves of deadly violence. The outcome of ...

Japan Inflation Hits Zero

TODAY: March 28, 2015 PUB DATE: March 27, 2015

TOKYO--Japan's drift back toward deflation, two years after launching a radical monetary policy experiment to cure the affliction, underscores the continuing difficulties in pulling the world's third-largest economy out of its long slump. The government said Friday its most closely ...

Singapore Dollar Strengthens Despite Expectations for Easing

TODAY: March 28, 2015 PUB DATE: March 27, 2015

By Jake Maxwell Watts SINGAPORE-Ahead of Singapore's central bank meeting next month that many analysts say will result in easier monetary policy for a second time this year, the local currency is doing something strange: it's strengthening. Anticipation for such ...

Crude Futures Fall in Asia, Get Support From Yemen Conflict

TODAY: March 28, 2015 PUB DATE: March 27, 2015

Crude-oil futures fell by about 2% in Asian trade Friday on some profit-taking, but prices are still supported by the escalating conflict in Yemen, traders said. On the New York Mercantile Exchange, light, sweet crude futures for delivery in May ...

Retail trade increased in February -2-

TODAY: March 28, 2015 PUB DATE: March 27, 2015

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Ending Preferential Treatment of Debt Would Help Financial Stability

TODAY: March 28, 2015 PUB DATE: March 27, 2015

FRANKFURT--Ending the preferential treatment of debt would be a big help to financial stability, said European Central Bank Governing Council member Jens Weidmann in a speech Friday. In remarks to a conference, Mr. Weidmann invoked American founding father Benjamin Franklin's ...

MARKET SNAPSHOT: U.S. Stocks On Track For Big Weekly Loss

TODAY: March 28, 2015 PUB DATE: March 27, 2015

By Anora Mahmudova and Sara Sjolin, MarketWatch GDP data unchanged in fourth quarter NEW YORK (MarketWatch)--U.S. stocks moved between small gains and losses Friday, with the main indexes looking set to finish the week with hefty losses. Ahead of the ...

German Fin Min Schaeuble Points to Flaw In Finance Officials View

TODAY: March 28, 2015 PUB DATE: March 27, 2015

By Todd Buell FRANKFURT--German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble said it isn't fair for international finance officials to support European Central Bank quantitative easing, while at the same time criticizing Germany's current account surplus, given that the former causes the latter ...

March Consumer Sentiment Index Slips From February

TODAY: March 28, 2015 PUB DATE: March 27, 2015

U.S. consumer optimism fell in March as slightly higher gasoline prices and bad weather weighed on lower income households. The University of Michigan final March sentiment index registered at 93.0, up from the preliminary reading of 91.2 but below the ...

Russia Deputy Fin Min: No Reasons Yet to Up 2015 Oil Price Forecast

TODAY: March 28, 2015 PUB DATE: March 27, 2015

MOSCOW--Russia's finance ministry sees no reasons yet to raise its forecast for the average oil price for this year, the country's deputy finance minister said on Friday. Earlier this year, the finance ministry halved its forecast for the average price ...